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to take action. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. the president said the nation is failing to keep its children safe, and he promised to use the power of his office to prevent future tragedies, saying we can't accept events like these as routine. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: the president never mentioned any specific steps he is willing to take, but his speech in newtown, connecticut, signaling he may be willing to tackle the issue of gun control. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: some congressional democrats say friday's event made the time right to review the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >> when the public is left upset, when developments happen one after another, the public will not accept as a new normal one of these incidents every month, these mass shootings. >> reporter: but passing gun control legislation will li
equation in washington and prompt the first serious debate on guns in years? >> our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. >> when president obama made his remarks about the shootings in connecticut, he was standing in the james s. brady briefing room, named after the former press secretary who was injured when a gunman opened fire on president reagan in 1981 and whose name became synonymous with gun control. the brady act requiring background checks, was signed into law almost 20 years ago. the last significant gun control legislation, the assault weapons ban, expired in 2004. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times. on friday the president sent a clear signal to congress that gun control must be addressed on a national level. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> there's another precedent for the white house seizing the moment for gun control, the assassinations of president kennedy, martin luther king and robert kennedy, led to
prayers. and in washington, d.c., hundreds of people packed the white house lawn, holding up candles at an impromptu vigil. >> today's tragedy has a lot of people wondering if it's time for tougher gun control. according to a new survey, usa poll, almost 3/4s of bay area adults say laws for gun sales should be stricter. but is public sentiment strong enough to change the law? here's cbs 5 reporter grace lee. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, perhaps a turning point in presidential policy for federal gun control. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something's got to be done. >> reporter: uc berkeley criminal law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment. a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last
home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first graders. autopsies on the bodies of the children revealed that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times. wayne carver is the chief medical examiner for connecticut. >> i only did seven of the autopsies. the victims i had ranged from 3 to 11 wounds apiece and i only saw two of them with close-range shooting. >> reporter: investigators believe most of the bullets came from a bushmaster 223 assault rifle. it was one of four guns adam lanza took from the home he shared with his mother after he shot and killed her. sources say he left one gun in his car and then forced his way into the school, carrying the assault rifle in his hands and two semiautomatic pistols in the dark military-style cargo pants he was wearing. inside
patriot and american hero in every sense. >> inouye died in washington today after a brief hospitalization for respiratory problems. he was 88. the senator's office says his last word was, aloha. >>> possible signs of compromise as republicans and the president try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the u.s. government is now just under two weeks away from hitting the december 31st deadline it avoid that "fiscal cliff." going over will mean the highest tax increases in 60 years. house speaker john boehner is giving ground in the current negotiations. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year. that would be an in exchange for $1 trillion in entitlement cuts. speaker boehner also offered to increase the federal debt ceiling for another year but the white house says that's not going far enough. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> a key part of negotiations, striking a deal that will have the support of enough democrats and republicans in congress. >>> i
to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the government to pay its
. margaret brennan is in washington. margaret, good morning. >> good morning to you, norah and to charlie. the review of the fatal assault blames systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels. within two bureaus of the state department. missteps that ultimately led to the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens and three american personnel at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: the investigation sharply criticizes the state department for a security posture that was, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. officials ignored requests from the u.s. embassy in tripoli for better security at the benghazi compound. the failure to coordinate is blamed on two departments within the state department. diplomatic security and near eastern affairs. among the findings, there was an intelligence knowledge gap about the high threat environment and the inability of libyan militias to protect the post. they ran away when the attackers approached. there was an inadequate number of diplomatic security agents. and there were no technically proficient staff
it ended with the series finale of "gossip girl." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" from washington it is the first day of winter and it looks like it in much of the midwest the first major snowstorm of the season is being blamed for at least eight deaths so far and things could get worse. this morning at least 18 states are dealing with snow rain and high winds. >> more than 100 miles of interstate highways had to be closed at the height of the storm. airlines have canceled more than 1,000 flights yesterday and today, and that storm is pushing into the northeast, complicating plans for millions of americans on the busiest travel day of the season. dean reynolds is at chicago's o'hare airport. dean, good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. it appears most of the flights arriving at chicago's o'hare airport from the west are on schedule and that the airlines and their passengers are getting back on track. for four days now the storm has kept up its punishing strike, state after state feeling the sting. the system is moving toward the east coast after bla
look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. >>> 'tis the season to give and the glide foun
at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quim
of another fire. >>> this is what our storm look like when it was up in washington. it was a powerful storm that caught some unprepared drivers off guard up at washington state. the driver lost control on i- 90. he was helped by a tow truck when a second vehicle lost control and struck the tow truck driver. the man was killed instantly. falling snow caused dozens of spinouts up there. the interstate had to be shut down. >>> and that's what it look like in washington. we got snow in our own mountains well east of the bay area. i don't know. is mount hamilton lick maybe a dusting? maybe not? maybe by wednesday? >> not quite yet. we don't have the cold sector moving over the bay area just yet but that will change as we'll see a lot of cold air sweeping in, in the next couple of days. outside our high-def doppler radar showing you just some light scattered showers around most of the bay area. you see a lot of that piling up in the santa cruz mountains enough to get roads slick but we have one line making its way toward vallejo, you can see the cell sliding in this direction across the 80. so to
and washington. aaron rodgers and the pack trying to clinch the nfc north. facing chicago, jay cutler over the middle to brandon marshall. breaks a tackle, stiff-arms another. 30 second left in the first half. it's tied. aaron rodgers, james jones, they hooked up three times today. packers win 21-13. they clinch the nfc north. andrew luck and the colts trying to clinch a playoff spot. 3-0 texas. matt schaub to andrew johnson for the touchdown. 13-3 houston. the punt, scoops it up, scores, texans win 29-17. houston clinches the afc south. are you guys staying with me? peyton manning and the broncos seeking their 9th straight win in baltimore. broncos lead, but ravens on the doorstep of the end zone. denver's chris harris picked off joe flak coast. broncos win 34-1. baltimore loses their third straight game. their lead is just a game. maybe they fired the wrong coordinator. they fired cam cameron last week, but they can't stop opposing off fences. >> so busy on game day. >> yes, indeed. we'll have a complete report from new england on that game. vern glen will be with the raiders. we have a
to avoid the fiscal cliff? new signs coming out of washington. >>> and, they are calling for a do over. why some egyptians want a repeat of the first round of the constitution reverendum ,, hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. train. [train whistle blows] wishing you happy holidays. fiscal cliff. house speaker, john boehners offering a trillion dollarsn higher tax revenue over ten years -- and an increase in tax rate on people making me illion dollars a y >>> house speaker is offering a $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10 years and an increase in the tax time. in return $1 trillion in spending cuts like medicare. democrats say no way on that one. the
of respiratory complications at a washington dc area hospital. he was 88 years old. >>> peroxisome making a counter offer in the effort to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff the president agreed to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and also soften his demand for higher taxes at the upper income levels. john baner proposed an earning threshold of a million dollars for the higher tax rates. a deal must be reached by january 1st or automatic spending cuts will take affect. >>> crazy moments at a popular bay area mall when a fire breaks out. >>> a half million dollar mistake that you pay for on your energy bill. >>> and can you taste the difference? the new ingredient being added to a popular diet soda. >>> meteorologist paul deanno here. if you're looking for a different weather forecast than what we've had. it's been cloudy and wet. it's been cloudy and wet. all the ,,,,,,,, [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk. [ male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald
them. >> reporter: we may see a test of strength between two washington power centers, a lobby, the nra and legislators who feel they've got to do something. dan raviv, cbs news at the capitol. >> jeff: still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", a warrant's worst fear not realized. stories of survival and sacrifice in newtown. and we'll take a critical look back at an effort to stop gun violence in california. >> briefly in other news outside the syrian cap tafl damascus tonight, warplanes fired on a palestinian refugee camp, activists say at least 25 people were killed taking shelter in a mosque there and to the north rebels say they won a key battle taking an infant ree base in aleppo, the country's largest city. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed since an uprise-- uprising against president bashar assad began 21 months ago. and in egypt voters in the first round of ballotting have approved a new draft constitution. there is another round of voting next weekend. and allen pizzey is in cairo. >> protestors are still camped out in tahrir square but the chanting is on hold. earl
if the nature of this crime and the age of the victims might create the debate in washington that could push legislation along. >> it's possible, but many people thought that would happen after the shootings in aurora, colorado, this summer, after congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot along with so many others. more than a year ago. but that didn't happen. in fact, congressional leaders today and the president were so reluctant to bring up this issue that their aides said today was not the day to discuss it. that infuriated gun control advocates, scott, who said if today isn't the day, what is? >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people in little ton, colorado.,,,,,,,, >> >> pelley: one of the parents of a sand ree hook, elementary student said today that he always thought newtown, connecticut, was the safest place in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports th
of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. michelle? >> marlie, you were talking about kids going back to school and it was a day of mixed emotion. tell me what the mood is like after that. i'm sure it's really hard for parents to send their kids back to school but the community seems to be taking steps forward. >> reporter: well, understandably, people are still devastated although resuming classes restored some sense of routine, people -- it was still not a typical day. students went back to school with security. parents, students and teachers still grief-stricken and not much work was done bec
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nation's capital building in washington, d.c. the flag is at half-staff for the people killed in connecticut today all those children especially. we are about to hand it over to scott pelley for a special hour long edition of "cbs evening news." we're back at 6:30. more on today's tragedy in connecticut. the question people across the nation are asking tonight, as you watch television, you read the news, how do you begin to comprehend the unthinkable? thanks for watching us this half hour. a special hour-long "cbs evening news" is next. we'll leave you with images from a vigil held in the nation's capital. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> i don't understand how somebody could hurt innocent children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? that's the hard part. >> there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragic scene. >> pelley: it is a tragedy for the nation. a gunman opened fire in a connecticut kindergarten. >> beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years
. >> pelley: while our attention was on newtown, connecticut, in washington there was real progress on avoiding the so- lilled fiscal cliff. that's the big tax increases for most americans and across-the- board spending cuts that would kick in just two weeks. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? ellreporter: scott, top white house advisors tell us house speaker john boehner broke the logjam when he agreed to raise some income tax rates. this comes with a price, one that president obama is not yet agreed to pay. the president and boehner met in the oval office for just under an hour. in a call to mr. obama friday just after his statement on the connecticut school massacre boehner for the first time agreed to raise income tax rates he proposed raising the top rate from 35% to 39.6% on households earning one million dollars a year or more. es. obama wants to raise rates on households making $250,000 or more. congressional sources say boehner has most house republicans with him. here's the catch, republicans want mr. obama to agree to one puillion in spending cuts,
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of these mass shootings and for the first time in his presidency he said washington must take meaningful action to prevent similar atrocities. as the president spoke his press secretary jay carney and white house chief of staff sat feet away clutching each other's hands, tears welling in their eyes. >> pelley: major, thank you. we'll be hearing from more of the parents here in newtown, connecticut, wh-s "cbs evening news" continues. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisia or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world clas
coming from washington but there are efforts coming from sacramento and all of it coming together is enough to motivate many people to come to local gun stores hearing if they wait too long, it may be too late. >> this hand guard is attached by a delta ring. >> reporter: here at the bay area gun vault in mountain view the owner says business has been brisk. >> this is a one in seven barrel twist. >> reporter: one of the most popular sellers the ar-15 semi- automatic rifle. >> well, this the government is wanting to -- the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles and they're very popular. and people that have been caught on the fence are buying them are pushed over to the edge where if i can't get them here quick i'm going to get them now. >> reporter: with fears of changes in federal gun laws and possible reinstatement of a federal assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 gun owners and enthusiasts are not taking any chances. >> so we have had a ton of new buyers, people that have never bought them before coming in to get them maybe the last chance to get them. >> rep
of balance, also, the entire issue of gun control, the politics of it both in sacramento and in washington, dc. we sit down with a uc professor who is an expert in both gun control laws and police policies. >>> but meanwhile, as the city of newtown, connecticut grievous, the entire country is left searching for answers as to why. >> how the small town is honoring those who risked their lives and remembering those they lost. >> reporter: a quiet new england town is grieving this weekend, as they continue to search for answers. >> i'm also a teacher. and i can't even imagine going through what she went through. >> reporter: sarah says her friend, victoria soto, a first grade teacher died trying to protect her students. the names and ages of six adults and 20 children, ages six and seven, were released on saturday. one of those children is 6-year-old emilie parker. >> my daughter emilie would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love and support to all of those victims. >> reporter: robbie parker described his daughter as bright, creative and loving, also offering advice. >>
ammunition. bob orr is in washington with more on the killer. >> many go charlie. investigators tell us they're know cussing on the relationship gunman adam lanza had with his mother. the picture is emerging of a troubled loner. adam lanza's massacre began at home. police say the 20-year-old recluse shot his mother nancy multiple times in the head killing her as she slept. sources say nancy lanza was a demanding mother who pushed her socially challenged son toward higher goals while schooling him at home. he also accompanied his mother on trips to shooting ranges. family friend mark told scott pelley on cbs's "60 minutes" nancy was an avid gun enthusiast. >> she liked to target shoot. she got into the last few years or so. she really enjoyed it. yes, she was an advocate. >> reporter: nancy lanza kept at least six legally registered guns at the home she shared with adam. former sister-in-law marsha lanza said nancy seemed worried about the future. >> last time we visited, we talked about prepping and staying ready for what could happen down the line when the economy coll
friday stocks fell as investors wait on a budget deal out of washington. the dow dropped 35 points while the nasdaq lost 20. >>> there is some movement in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." white house and congressional aides worked through the weekend after house speaker john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. the proposal includes an increase in taxes on people making more than $1 million a year and in exchange he is asking for one trillion dollars in spending cuts. >>> and diet pepsi is getting a huge makeover next month but the company is already making changes. they have added a new sweetener. diet pepsi contains aspartame which breaks down in heat so they are using a new mix to help it last on shelves longer. it hits stores this month. i have always been coca-cola but i'll give it a try live on the edge. >> did you say they are not supposed to change t taste? >> it's supposed to stay sweeter longer. i have always thought pepsi had a bitter after taste. so maybe they will change that. >> a little sweeter than coke. >>> okay. for other sto
of the new debate focuses on the rifle that adam lanza used on friday the ar-15. chip reid is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, nora and charlie. gun control advocates can't imagine why any law-abiding citizen would want or need a powerful military-style gun like the ar-15. among gun enthusiasts the followers number in the millions. more than three million americans own an ar-15, the most popular rifle in america. >> it's -- a fun gun to shoot. >> reporter: gun store owners say buyers also like it because it's the civilian version of the fearsome m-16 used in the military. its futuristic appearance has it playing a starring role in american pop culture. >> you tell me right now -- >> reporter: the gun of choice in movies and video games. >> you just see it and you want it. it's just the same reason why somebody stands on line for 25 hours to buy an apple iphone. >> reporter: it's a weapon that's been used in some of the worst mass shootings in recent history. it was an ar-15 that was used last friday that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementa
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